Shifting attention from recruitment to layoffsBut is this the best response to the economic slowdown?By David Brown09/10/2001|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/05/2003 What a difference a year makes. Just 12 months ago, companies were in a desperate scramble for talent. But that was then and this is now. The economy has slowed markedly and today it’s austerity programs all round. Leaving aside the countless headlines announcing layoffs there are other signs to suggest HR departments are facing different challenges than they were at this time last year. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.